Dr. Jason Baehr is a Professor of Philosophy at Loyola Marymount University. He is also the Co-Founder of the Intellectual Virtues Academy (IVA), a charter middle school in Long Beach California founded in 2013. He is the author of Deep In Thought: A Practical Guide to Teaching for Intellectual Virtues which is discussed in this episode.
Jason joins host Mike Palmer in an exploration of intellectual virtues. What are they? Why are they important? And how can we teach them? We touch on values epistemology and draw from the practical experiences of teachers delivering the program at IVA to portray a vision of what makes teaching meaningful. We make connections to realms beyond middle school that benefit from the pursuit of intellectual virtues as we reinforce the value of a North Star and purpose in teaching to elevate the conversation about the noble profession.